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COVID-19 Raises Its Ugly Head In Jamaica Again

Jamaica recorded 147 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday from 2,196 samples. The positivity rate is now 17.6 percent. Hospitalizations have increased to 79. Two more deaths from COVID-19 have been confirmed, increasing the death toll to 3,013. The fatalities occurred in St. Catherine during the period from February to April last year. Another death is being investigated by the Ministry of […]

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Attractions Continue To Be Major Pull Factors – PM

Jamaica’s attractions, including the “iconic” Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, St. James, continue to be major pull factors in bringing more visitors to the island, says Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Mr. Holness, who completed a recent tour of western Jamaica where he opened a new Fire Brigade station (Montego Bay) and visited the Sangster International Airport to […]

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Jamaica Set To Get Its Fourth International Airport

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says his government is seriously contemplating adding another airport to the transportation infrastructure in the country. This move would bring the number of airports in Jamaica to four. The Prime Minister said his government intends to pursue Vernamfield in Clarendon as a viable option for a new international airport. Mr. Holness said […]

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Jamaicans Urged To Look For Overseas Business Opportunities

Local businesspeople are being encouraged to look for opportunities in other countries, even as Jamaica continues to court international investments. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness said that the move will assist the country’s expansion into overseas markets. “We want to see investors come into Jamaica and we are encouraging Jamaicans to go and invest elsewhere as well. In […]

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Work To Commence On New Parliament Building This Year

During the 2021/22 financial year, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) advanced the process for the construction of Jamaica’s new Houses of Parliament and the development of the National Heroes Park. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with responsibility for Works, Hon. Everald Warmington said work is set to commence on the project during Jamaica’s […]

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Veteran Broadcaster And Theatre Legend Barbara Gloudon Dead At 87

Photo credit: Facebook Veteran broadcaster and theatre legend Barbara Gloudon has died. Gloudon died in hospital on Wednesday night. She was a former Jamaica Observer columnist. Gloudon hosted a radio talk show for 30 years and was chair of the Little Theatre Movement. Having received numerous awards and honors, Gloudon was bestowed with the Order of Jamaica in 1992 and, […]

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Jamaica Contemplating Going Back To Venezuela For Oil

Jamaica’s Energy Minister Daryl Vaz has indicated that the JLP government is open to discussions on reapproaching Venezuela for the purchase of oil. The relationship between Jamaica and Venezuela soured in 2019 after Jamaica voted not to recognize the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s election win. The Petrocaribe Agreement, under which Jamaica imported oil from the South American country, ended a […]

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India Gives Johnson Smith’s Candidature The Nod For Commonwealth Post

According to press reports, India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has endorsed Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s candidature for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Dr. Jaishankar on Monday held talks with Mrs. Johnson Smith ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Jamaica later this month. He noted that Johnson Smith has strong credentials and her […]

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Jamaica Healthcare Cost Spiraling Into Billions Of Dollars

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, the spiraling cost of healthcare is a challenge facing Jamaica that needs to be addressed now if the country is to adequately meet the healthcare needs of its people in the future. The Minister noted that a close look at the National Health Fund (NHF) budget shows that costs […]

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Jamaica The First To Launch Climate Risk Analysis Tool

Photo credit: JIS Rudranath Fraser Jamaica now has the capacity to conduct more informed climate risk analyses to better guide the public sector’s decision-making regarding future infrastructural investments. This follows the official launch of the Jamaica Systemic Risk Assessment Tool (J-SRAT) by the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Matthew Samuda, […]